Crème de la Crème Files, 2001-2015

Collection Overview

Title: Crème de la Crème Files, 2001-2015

Record Series: 18/16/03

Creator: C. Hugh Pettersen

Date: 2001-2015

Extent: 4.17 linear feet, 3 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

All material in this collection, with the exception of donor lists in the financial folder, are open to research.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Crème de la Crème Files, 2001-2015, Archives Record Series 18/16/03, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Crème de la Crème was a series of benefit music performances that showcased local talent, including University of Northern Iowa faculty. C. Hugh Pettersen founded the series in 2001.  Mr. Pettersen was a College Hill merchant and a strong supporter of the arts.  Researchers interested in Mr. Pettersen may wish to consult the files of the College Hill Arts Festival as well as a collection of papers donated by Mr. Pettersen himself.   He and a longstanding, hard-working board presented an excellent series of annual performances for fifteen years.  After Mr. Pettersen's death in October 2014, the board decided that the series would come to an end in 2015. Board members donated this collection to the University of Northern Iowa Archives in June 2015.

Scope and Content

This collection presents a good look at the business of the series, such as board minutes, publicity, newspaper articles and advertisements, and performance posters and programs.


Box 1

Board minutes


List of performers

Financial files (donor lists restricted use)


Programs and publicity

Programs and publicity associated with Gallagher/Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Reviews, wrap-ups, thanks, and plans


Box 2

Performance programs, 01-02-2014

Audiocassettes, including two cassettes labeled as recording of radio interviews for the 2002 performance

Box 3

Performance posters, including one framed poster

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, June 2015; updated, June 24, 2015 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 18, 2017.

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